December 16th, 2009 - It's that time of year again, Dentists all across the U.S. are looking to upgrade their equipment by utilizing Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code, which allows them to write off the complete purchase price (up to $250k). Most of which are leasing the equipment to get the instant rebate on their taxes, and repaying it over time.
Are you giving your business the same opportunity for growth? How can you be sure that you are utilizing the discount that is directly given by the government to businesses like yours? Call us if you have any questions. We specialize in helping Dentists and Orthodontists get the best Dental Equipment Financing while taking advantage of Section 179 to it's fullest extent.
February 24th, 2009 - A recent study shows that the value of dental benefits are increasing. Employers that offer dental benefits now are placing a higher value on that coverage as an essential part of the package they offer to their employees according to the National Association of Dental Plans 2009 Group Purchaser Behavior Study.
"..One reason for the dramatic increase in employers' views about the value of dental benefits is growing awareness of the connection between oral and overall health" said NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE.
February 3rd, 2009 -
Most dentists concern themselves with getting new patients rather than retaining their current patients. There are often many reasons why your patients may leave, not all of them are in your control, however, these are:
Your practice doesn't offer what they want - They've all heard about Invisalign, lasers, one-day restoration machines, or even Zoom! Whitening. The problem is that your office may not offer all of these options, so they wander elsewhere.
You haven't told them what you offer - You may offer I.V. sedation, or even Lumineers. But unless you have told them, they don't know! Even more importantly, telling them only once isn't enough.
They are embarassed about how long they've put off their visits - This may not be something that first comes to mind, but people feel uncomfortable about being chided for neglecting their exams and cleanings. Some people would rather go to an entirely new dentist in order to avoid the one on one lecture on why it's important to keep up with their appointments. Don't make them feel guilty, let them know you're there to treat them when they are ready, and only ask how you can make it more convenient for them!
They don't think you care about them - Many patients think you don't care about them personally. It's easy to get caught up in the clinical side of what you do, and often your staff is multi-tasking and doesn't give proper attention to them as well. Take a moment and let them know that you understand their discomfort and fear, but that you care and that you are there to make their lives as easy as possible. It's that easy!
December 29th, 2008 - If you purchased and put into use new dental equipment in 2008 you are eligible to write off that purchase using Section 179 of the IRS tax code. If you aren't utilizing the increased write-off amount ($250,000), your business might be missing it's full potential. That could mean real-money-in-your-pocket, back from the government! Find out more at our Section 179 section.